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Bulletproof Glass Windows for Business Protection

Written By: Brad CampbellMarch 11, 2024

When you think of bulletproof glass windows, businesses might not be the first application for them that comes to mind.

However, bulletproof glass windows can be necessary for certain high-risk businesses, especially those located in high-crime areas or industries where security is a significant concern. 

These high-risk businesses can use various types of bullet-resistant security glazing to mitigate threats like forced entry, burglary, armed robbery, smash-and-grab theft, rioting and looting, vandalism, and active threats.

Here are some situations where bulletproof glass windows for business protection might be necessary:

  • High-Risk Areas: Businesses located in areas with a high risk of crime, such as robbery or vandalism, may benefit from bulletproof glass windows to protect against potential threats.
  • High-Value Goods: Businesses that deal with high-value goods, such as jewelry stores, banks, or pharmacies, may use bulletproof glass windows to protect their assets.
  • Security Concerns: Businesses that have experienced security threats or concerns may choose to install bulletproof glass windows as a precautionary measure.
  • Public Safety: In some cases, businesses that serve the public, such as government buildings or public venues, may use bulletproof glass windows to ensure the safety of their customers and employees.
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How Do Bulletproof Glass Windows for Businesses Work?

Before we go any further, it’s important to clarify that there’s no such thing as 100% bulletproof glass. When you see or hear this term, what it’s really referring to is bullet-resistant glass (or non-glass glazing). 

This type of security glazing can stop certain types of rounds from specific firearms, but it can eventually get penetrated, either by a high-powered firearm or a high volume of shots.

The key feature of commercial bulletproof glass is that it can get riddled with bullets and still retain its overall structure, meaning it remains a barrier to forced entry and keeps the bad guys out of businesses.

Depending on the type of bullet-resistant security glazing we’re dealing with, it can either be used to replace existing storefront glass, including windows and doors, or retrofitted right on top of the existing commercial glass.

Whatever installation method is used, the bulletproof glass protects businesses against a full range of security threats, safeguarding the people and property inside from damage, theft, and physical harm.

Here are some examples of different ways to use bulletproof glass windows for business protection:

  • Bank Teller Windows: Banks often use bulletproof glass windows at teller stations to protect bank employees from potential threats during transactions.
  • Retail Storefronts: High-end retail stores may use bulletproof glass windows to protect valuable merchandise from theft or vandalism.
  • Pharmacies: Pharmacies may use bulletproof glass windows at the prescription counter to protect pharmacists and valuable medications.
  • Convenience Stores: Convenience stores may use bulletproof glass windows at the cashier station to protect employees during late-night shifts.
  • Police Stations: Police stations may use bulletproof glass windows in reception areas to protect officers and staff from potential threats.
  • Jewelry Stores: Jewelry stores often use bulletproof glass windows and display cases to protect valuable inventory from smash-and-grab theft.
  • Check-Cashing Businesses: Check-cashing businesses may use bulletproof glass windows at customer service counters to protect employees and cash transactions.
  • Government Buildings: These facilities may use bulletproof glass windows at security checkpoints or information desks to protect employees and visitors.
  • Schools and Universities: Educational institutions may use bulletproof glass windows to mitigate the risk of active threats.
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These examples demonstrate the versatility of bulletproof glass windows in providing protection for businesses across various industries.

While bulletproof glass windows for business protection aren’t always necessary, they can provide peace of mind and high levels of physical protection against potential threats. 

It’s important for businesses to assess their security needs and consult with security professionals to determine if bulletproof glass windows are necessary for their specific situation.

Contact Riot Glass, LLC today for a free consultation.

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